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Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,667
Posted By benski
Post I'll bet the cost of going to the IPD garage sale...

I'll bet the cost of going to the IPD garage sale (fuel, hotel, food and booze (!) ) that this project never gets completed. But I'd be glad to be wrong. To the OP, why not use the factory rear end?...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-16-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,495
Posted By benski
Thumbs down Don't even bother killing a hapless Volvo with a...

Don't even bother killing a hapless Volvo with a 460. Buy a hull that had a 460 installed for cheap, feed it tons of fuel and maintenance, and enjoy.:omg::nod:
Forum: events 02-10-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By benski
Post 41 views and not a single...

41 views and not a single response...interesting.;-)
Forum: showroom 02-08-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 129,100
Posted By benski
Post No Need to do it ALL by hand. Salvation awaits at...

No Need to do it ALL by hand. Salvation awaits at Griot's Garage. Impossible to burn your paint using their products.:)
Forum: events 02-08-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By benski
Thumbs up 11th Annual Swedish Iron at XXX Issaquah

Sunday Feb. 11,2018
0900 to 1500
XXX Drive In, 92 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah WA
SAABs and Volvos
Drive In phone: 425-392-1266
Contact phone for event organizer Ingvar Carrlson 206 434 9482...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By benski
Post If you break a good 1/2" drive breaker bar, you...

If you break a good 1/2" drive breaker bar, you probably need a good 1/2" drive impact gun.:omg::nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,449
Posted By benski
Post My suggestion is to go with Kaplhenke spherical...

My suggestion is to go with Kaplhenke spherical rear bushings rather than poly. Almost the same money, and better articulation for your rear suspension.:nod::cool:
Forum: events 01-23-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,239
Posted By benski
Thumbs up I appreciate your efforts toward making us better...

I appreciate your efforts toward making us better informed. I'm looking forward to another great time!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By benski
Post Yep. Those.:nod::cool:

Yep. Those.:nod::cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 01-16-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,149
Posted By benski
Post I find the DynaMat super thick stuff (4mm) really...

I find the DynaMat super thick stuff (4mm) really helps reduce noise inside the car. Of course, you may want exactly that sound when you're selecting these components over stock....:nod::lol::-D
Forum: events 01-15-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,239
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Looking forward to it again. Last year was a bit...

Looking forward to it again. Last year was a bit problematic as there wasn't much in the way of addresses to help out the new-to-area types. I got left at a red light after the fast cruise, and was...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-11-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By benski
Post No, no it doesn't....:lol:

No, no it doesn't....:lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-20-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By benski
Thumbs up Yep. Very satisfied with Ben's spherical LCA...

Yep. Very satisfied with Ben's spherical LCA bushings.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By benski
Post This. In a nutshell. Most 50cc pitbikes will give...

This. In a nutshell. Most 50cc pitbikes will give a 38 year old stock Volvo a run for the money...:lol::nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By benski
Post Getting back to the topic, I've got a nice rear...

Getting back to the topic, I've got a nice rear bumper set-up, but you'll be better to source one locally than pay shipping rfom 1300 miles away.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 12-15-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By benski
Post Then suspension upgrades so you can enjoy the...

Then suspension upgrades so you can enjoy the power. Be on the lookout for very fragile wiring, especially in the engine compartment...:nod::omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By benski
Post Yup!:nod:

Yup!:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By benski
Post Run your new blower fan for at least 5 minutes...

Run your new blower fan for at least 5 minutes before you install it. This will: Show that it worked..:omg::nod: 2. Keep some of the brush-seating dust out of all the rest of the car when installed....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By benski
Post I've heard that Schaefer is good oil as well. Me,...

I've heard that Schaefer is good oil as well. Me, I'll stick with my Amsoil. Once a year changes, 3x/year filter changes. Oil and engine technology have improved greatly since the 1950s and 60s.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By benski
Post A quality welding job will be best; have fire...

A quality welding job will be best; have fire suppressant handy. Failing that, a screwed or riveted plate with some 3M 5200 or other appropriate sealant over the hole will work. We're not going to...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By benski
You're on.

You're on.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-26-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,787
Posted By benski
Post This. In a nutshell. Bring lots more money and...

This. In a nutshell. Bring lots more money and effort if you want to significantly exceed the limits of the IPD stuff. Most people will crash before they can find or exceed the limits of what IPD...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By benski
Post This, in a nutshell. A bunch of marketing hype,...

This, in a nutshell. A bunch of marketing hype, in my opinion.:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By benski
Post Sorry for your loss..:omg:

Sorry for your loss..:omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By benski
Post That's part of what makes it so scary. And...

That's part of what makes it so scary. And intriguing....:omg::lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By benski
Post Maybe in your part of Canada, but I assure you...

Maybe in your part of Canada, but I assure you you can find higher limits in at least BC.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By benski
Post Drawn over a mandrel would be my guess after they...

Drawn over a mandrel would be my guess after they make the extrusion.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-06-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,662
Posted By benski
Post I've been battling the budget/quality...

I've been battling the budget/quality availability game for a while, just as everyone else here. I like Lemforder and MOOG parts. Not much of a fan of the Uro stuff, or Scan-Tech. My rule of thumb...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-03-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By benski
Post I've had good luck running synthetic as well.

I've had good luck running synthetic as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By benski
Post Don't forget the 4 bolts that hold the whole...

Don't forget the 4 bolts that hold the whole subframe on. Those will clunk horribly when just a little loose, and get really scary when they are backed off 2 or 3 turns.:omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By benski
Post Next, assess what you want to do with the...

Next, assess what you want to do with the vehicle, and how much you want to spend as a total investment. It doesn't take very long to end up north of $10,000.00 USD in to one of these darn things....
Forum: showroom 09-26-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,982
Posted By benski
Post I'll go the shock and spring route; hold the air....

I'll go the shock and spring route; hold the air. Air is great for increasing load carrying ability (up to a point, of course), but the whole thing seems to slide downhill fast when used as a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By benski
Question 1993 940 SE speedometer issues

Speedo frequently sticks at exactly 45 mph. Sometimes doesn't. Any simple fix? Selling the car soon, so I don't want to spend a buch of time or money. 165XXX mi car, goes pretty quick, no real...
Forum: events 09-12-2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By benski
Post Crumb, I missed this one. I was at my usual trip...

Crumb, I missed this one. I was at my usual trip to Mecca (Osoyoos, BC) with the VCBC crowd. But definitely looking forward to other events locally.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,237
Posted By benski
Post I guess you could take the thing back apart and...

I guess you could take the thing back apart and inspect it. :-(Maybe some modeling clay or similar product would tell the tale
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-07-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,237
Posted By benski
Post The engine is a non interference design. Even...

The engine is a non interference design. Even with a broken T-belt, you shouldn't be able to hit any of the valves with pistons.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By benski
Question Would a T-5 fit the diesel belllhousing bolt...

Would a T-5 fit the diesel belllhousing bolt pattern?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,426
Posted By benski
Post This is something that I had happen. They're...

This is something that I had happen. They're cheap and easy if there's any doubt.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By benski
Post It should be attached to a fitting at the...

It should be attached to a fitting at the firewall, as was stated. And yes, CAREFULLY cut the hoe after removing the clamp. Your aim here is not to exert too much force on the tender bits the hose is...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By benski
Post Put the ipd springs in, make sure everything is...

Put the ipd springs in, make sure everything is up to snuff, and drive your car. I'd recommend Kaplhenke spherical bearings instead of poly bushings for your rear trailing arm bushings; much better...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By benski
Post Don't get your wrench too hot while grinding on...

Don't get your wrench too hot while grinding on it. Slow and steady wins this race.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By benski
Post This has worked for me as well. I think the spec...

This has worked for me as well. I think the spec was around 80 ft. lbs or so. A manual will have this info.:nod:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-14-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,118
Posted By benski
Post Perhaps a set of axle travel limiting straps...

Perhaps a set of axle travel limiting straps would let your shocks last longer. Probably quite easy to fab up, as well.
Forum: events 06-06-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 17,064
Posted By benski
Thumbs up For the first and probably the last time, I'll be...

For the first and probably the last time, I'll be renting a stall at the swap meet portion of the parking lot. I'll have a 1991 GMC 12' dually flatbed, white with stainless steel hubcaps, not Alcoas...
Forum: events 06-06-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 17,064
Posted By benski
Post I'll bring a calendar to time my 245 through the...

I'll bring a calendar to time my 245 through the 1/4... it'll be close enough.:lol::oops:
Forum: performance & modifications 06-06-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,399
Posted By benski
Post I can't imagine getting 35 mpg out of anything I...

I can't imagine getting 35 mpg out of anything I own...:omg::nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-14-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By benski
Post 50-55 is going pretty quick for a feral cat: I'd...

50-55 is going pretty quick for a feral cat: I'd guess it was doing maybe 30 when you hit it...:lol::roll:
Forum: performance & modifications 05-11-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By benski
Post I would install Kaplhenke spherical bushings...

I would install Kaplhenke spherical bushings instead of poly bushings. I've had both on two different 245s, and the spherical joints are superior. They allow the rear end to articulate more, and not...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By benski
Post Be Careful with those compressed springs. Don't...

Be Careful with those compressed springs. Don't drop or bounce them; there's a LOT of stored energy in them.:nod::omg:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-23-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,165
Posted By benski
Post IMHO,perhaps the maintenance intervals were, um,...

IMHO,perhaps the maintenance intervals were, um, extended towards the last. Low grade, and low detergent oils will often cause this condition,as well as short tips that prevent the engine coming up...
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